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NordVPN dives into password management

28 Jun 2019

NordVPN is creating a new password manager NordPass. 

“We can secure your connections with NordVPN and we can secure your files with NordLocker, but you still need a strong password for both,” says NordVPN CMO Marty P. Kamden.

“Passwords are the front line for your online account security. That’s why we’re introducing NordPass. It all started when we were looking for a safer and more productive way to deal with passwords within our company. In the end, this initiative has grown into something pretty exciting, which we decided to expand beyond the bounds of our company.”

NordPass will remember and autosave all passwords, autofill online forms, and allow users to save private notes, and the new tool will generate strong passwords on the spot. 

It will support major operating systems, offer browser extensions as well as native mobile and desktop apps, and it is created using the latest security practices and industry standards. 

It uses powerful Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256-GCM) encryption with Argon2 for key derivation, which is virtually unbreakable. 

Additionally, the new tool will have zero-knowledge encryption process to ensure ultimate security.

“Zero-knowledge encryption means you own the key to your passwords. By the time your data reaches our servers, it's already encrypted on your device, which means we have zero knowledge about the items saved in your vault. We couldn’t see your passwords even if we wanted to,” says Kamden. 

“And these are only the essential features that come with the first version of NordPass. We’re very eager to expand its capabilities in the near future.”

At the moment, NordPass is going through internal stress-tests. It is expected that the first beta version will be released this autumn.

NordVPN is a trusted online privacy and security solution, used by over 12 million internet users worldwide. It offers military-grade encryption with advanced privacy solutions and is recognized by the most influential tech sites and IT security specialists.

A few weeks ago, NordVPN introduced another cybersecurity tool - NordLocker. 

NordLocker will secure files stored on a user’s computer or in a cloud with end-to-end encryption. It is expected, that first beta version of this product will be released this July.

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